Happy Diwali!!! Subh Deepavali

Happy Diwali everyone!!!!!  As a kid, the first words that came to mind when writing (an essay) about Diwali would be….”Diwali, the festival of lights”… and that’s how I’ve always envisioned this festival to be. There is a vibrancy about Diwali that matches no other. I grew up within a huge building complex that would…

Moti Pulao (Pearl Pilaf)

Of late, my insane work schedule has kept me away from any ‘co-curricular’ activities, including blogging, especially blogging. Not that this is a pass-time, but still, how often can you cook, click, edit and write a blog post with a tightly pack work schedule? The beginning of September just flew by like a jet plane;…

Rava Laddoo (Semolina & Coconut Ladoos)

Ganesh Chaturthi is almost upon us, and like last year, I’m gearing up for hosting my own small celebration at home. And that means, it’s time to get knee-deep busy in preparations for the same. Now as is common knowledge, Lord Ganesha’s love for sweets is unparalleled. And even though his favourite sweet treats are…

Kumro Pataye Ilish Paturi (Hilsa cooked in Pumpkin Leaf)

It’s raining buckets and in Bengal, with monsoon, comes the chance to gorge on…what else, but “Ilish maach”, aka the Hilsa. And if I haven’t bored you already, I shall successfully do so in the post, when I go on and on about the magic of Hilsa 😀 Because frankly, in spite of being laden…

Saveur Blog Awards

Sooooooo, guys….may I request you all to do me a small favour? A blog awards is on the horizon (a news I was just given to by a friend), and though I’m hardly qualified to stand among the stalwarts, I believe everyone deserves a chance… and thus, may I ask you all to vote for…

Fish Fry (Kolkata-Style Crumbed Fish Cutlet)

I know what you’re thinking….how does a piece of crumbed cutlet qualify as a ‘Fish Fry’, mmmhmm? Oh yes, I know, I know, this is a dilemma many people are faced with, when accosted with what is a very popular Bengali snack. The ‘regular’ fish fry, or ‘Maach Bhaja’, is almost an everyday affair; pieces…

Brownies!!! (with Hazelnut Buttercream)

Before I begin, I want to say a big HELLO to all my readers and followers, and thank everyone for being with for so long. I’m finally at a 100 followers, and that is a HUGE DEAL for me! Especially since lately I have been less-than able to dedicate blog-time. Nevertheless, I’m back, and this…

Strawberry & Cream Tart

Is it too late to do a Mother’s Day post, I wonder? I suppose not, if you consider every day to be a dedication to your loved ones 🙂 And yet, isn’t it fun to do something special, on a special day, for a special someone? I for one, love these ‘love anecdotes’; there’s so…

Paneer-Malai Kofta

Hello world! Did you all miss me? 😀 Well I missed you all, even if ya’ll didn’t miss me 😉 Life has taken a busy turn and I find myself away from cooking a lot lately. Also, temperatures of 35 C and up aren’t quite that great when it comes to slaving in the kitchen….

Subho Nobo Borsho (Happy Bengali New Year)

I’m a day late, but it’s still the new year technically…so here’s wishing all my Bengali brethren across the world, a SUBHO NOBO BORSHO. Nobo Borsho, or Poila Boishakh (literally, the first of Baisakh month of the Hindu calender) is celebrated with great splendour by Bengalis everywhere. Cultural programs, dance and music, good food, new…